Hull College Associate Dean Provides Data for Hospital State Ranking

The December issue of Georgia Trend features its ranking of the state’s hospitals, authored by the Hull College of Business’s associate dean and professor, Mark Thompson.

Hospitals, providing a range of services and of similar size and mission, are ranked in the annual publication based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data. Thompson has provided the ranking data and article for Georgia Trend since 2017.

“As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel healthcare organizations with staffing shortages, delivery disruptions, appointment cancellations and revenue loss, these same organizations and their providers and administrators continue to strive to provide efficient, quality care,” Thompson wrote. “In addition, they are looking to the future and innovations that will improve care in the days to come.”

Georgia Trend groups hospitals into four categories: Teaching Hospitals (certified by the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems), Large Hospitals (250+ patient beds), Medium Hospitals (100 – 249 patient beds), and Small Hospitals (less than 100 patient beds).

Augusta University Medical Center ranked sixth among the top teaching hospitals.

To view the Top Hospitals in Georgia, visit

Georgia Trend has been covering Georgia business, politics, and economic development since 1985. It publishes information to its website, a daily newsletter, and a monthly printed magazine.

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Tim Rausch

Tim Rausch is a Communication Strategist in the Dean's Office at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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